Things are looking different at the Doyle house these days. We got ourselves a face lift. Actually a new hairdo. Well, whatever you want to call it, we got a new roof!
Yes, I do get super excited over a new roof. Oh the life of a homeowner. This new roof is especially exciting because it was covered by our insurance company. Thanks to a strong hail/wind storm that came through back in July, the Doyle casa is sporting snazzy new slate gray GAF architectural shingles.
Our home is 17 years old and the roof was original. We have been saving up because we knew when we bought the house that a new roof was in our future, maybe 3-5 years down the road. We recently had the roof inspected and they found hail and wind damage on all sides of the roof. As the shingles were older, they were beyond repair.
We used a company, Weatherguard Roofing and Restoration that had been in our neighborhood for a few months now as many houses were effected by this storm. They did a great job, if I do say so myself! :)
For all you homeowners out there, hail and wind can cause serious damage to your roof and the older the roof is, the worse the damage can be. Weather damage is typically covered under you insurance. They may be able to cover repairs if you don't need a new roof. It is definitely worth having it checked out.
Note: You do have to be the current owner of the home when the storm occurs in order to file a claim. If you purchase a home that was affected by a storm prior to your ownership, it is considered a pre-existing condition and you can't take action on it through your insurance.
Here is a before and after for ya.
So, that's our roofing story. Maybe it will be helpful to some other homeowners out there.
If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to ask. :) Has anyone gone through a similar experience?